2590 Capital Avenue SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 965-3201
Fax: (269) 965-1639
The Binder Park Zoo was founded in 1977 near Battle Creek, Michigan. It is spread over 433 acres (175 hectares) and is one of the largest zoos in the state. It is home to numerous plants and animals which also includes a section called Wild Africa. It is an esteemed member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The other facilities available here are trains, trams, and a Wild Discovery Theatre.
Monument Park, located on Division Street, was established in 1917 in honor of C.W. Post, one of the most prominent citizens of Battle Creek. In 1997, a monument dedicated to Sojourner Truth, designed by Tina Allen was unveiled in the park. Depicting Truth at one of her speeches, this statue serves as a constant reminder of the great lady's achievements. Admission in the park is free of charge.
Known as one of the few wineries in the world that makes wine without chemicals or preservatives, this commercial winery offers wine tastings year round. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Monday, Friday and Saturday and on Sunday from noon until 6 pm.
Known for their unique and creative beers, this brewery offers tours on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Their pub-on-site lets you taste many of the noted beers that this company produces. There is also a general store on site that sells homebrewing supplies, gifts, and beer-to-go.
Bell's Brewery was established in the year 1985 and since then has opened eighteen branches in different states. The place brews twenty beers for sale across the country, besides its local produce that is exclusively available in their pub. Get a taste of the delectable brews at the brewery's Eccentric Cafe and get to know more about the fine and delicate process of beer making. Take home a small memento of your trip from their shop to remember this unique experience. To know more about the place, check the website.
Named after the city's founder Titus Bronson, the Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo has been a great landmark since its establishment. Hugely popular with kids and adults alike, the park also plays host to various events and concerts like art fairs, New Year's Eve festivities and much more. Flanked mostly by churches and important buildings on all sides, it forms the center of what is called the Bronson Park District of the city. Bronson Park is also home to one of the most popular sculptures in the city called Fountain of the Pioneers which portrays a Native American with the headgear standing face-to-face with an early western settler.
The Ainger Bible Church, located on Ainger Road in the outskirts of the town of Olivet, is one of the smallest churches in the state. Although with a seating capacity of only six to eight people, the church provides regular services to benefit its neighboring communities. Here they believe that the Lord's church is not a building but a people, which is why size of this cute little place doesn't really matter.
Built in 1859, the Kalamazoo State Hospital Water Tower is situated on the grounds of Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital. The tower stands high in historic significance and was structured by B. F. Stratton from Detroit. It is 175 feet (53 meters) tall and roughly 50 feet (15 meters) wide at its widest end. Its height makes it visible from any part of the city. There have been apprehensions as to the fact that it was a cell where mental patients were treated. On the whole, the exclusive tower with its distinct construction needs a visit.
Painting classes with attitude. A BYOB Paint Studio that offers classes/parties in the evenings and children's classes in the afternoons on weekends. Let your inner Picasso loose and create your masterpiece while having fun with friends. Fun for everybody! It is a great way to get together with the gang and do something different.
Located on 1,132 acres, this Nature Center reaches more than 250,000 people each year through its numerous programs. It offers daily and year-round interactive exhibits, nature trails, and special programs every weekend.
Located over 2.2 acres (0.89 hectares) of land, the First Presbyterian Coldwater Church is a historical structure. Architecturally designed in the Romanesque Revival style, this red-brick building with a rectangular roof and a tower on one end is absolutely stunning. The steeple stands at 185 feet (56 meters) tall and is known as a famous landmark in Coldwaters. The stained painted glasses in the sanctuary is an added beauty to the building.
Take a ride on this historic train. History comes alive for everyone in the family at Little River Railroad.